Pakistani Intelligence Officer Says ‘ISI is Protecting Terrorists’

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A Pakistani Intelligence officer has cited his own spy agency of “protecting” terrorists.

Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad, a serving assistant sub-inspector of Intelligence Bureau (IB) filed a petition in the court requesting for a thorough probe into the matter said a media report. He has accused his senior officers of not taking any actions against such unethical methods and terrorism suspects.

He requested the court to refer the entire matter to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for a thorough probe, in a petition filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC.)

The petition was fixed before Justice Aamer Farooq. He referred the case yesterday to Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi, the Chief Justice, with a note that the matter may be transferred to Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, the Justice. This was done since a similar matter is already pending in his court.

Surrendered militants in the Waziristan province

Shahzad claims that he reported against the terrorist groups from various countries but no action was taken. This has been mentioned in the report.

The petition says, “However, to the petitioner’s utter dismay, no action was ever been taken by IB in this respect despite concrete evidence provided to it in the form of the intelligence reports.”

It even reads, “Upon thorough intelligence gathering process, it transpired that certain high officials of the IB themselves are directly involved with the terrorist organisations having linkages with hostile enemy intelligence agencies.”

It further goes on to say that the matter was even reported to the IB Director General and no steps were taken. 

It claims that some of the IB officials even traveled to Israel, had direct links with Afghan intelligence which is well understood that it had links with another terrorist group from Kazakhstan.

The petition claims that the son of Joint Director IB (Punjab) was the one dealing with the groups.

The petition said, “These terrorists used to disguise themselves as citrus dealers in Kot-Momin and Bhalwal, Sargodha. The business was a mere camouflage.”

Shahzad said, “I have been running from pillar to post including approaching the prime minister of Pakistan to raise this issue of national security.”

Source: Times of India

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